Cher, Chaz Bono

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Cher has no problem talking about her child, Chaz Bono, except when it comes to using the right wording.

"She's a very smart girl—boy!," she says in the new issue of Vanity Fair. "This is where I get into trouble. I still don't remember to call her 'him.'"

The occasional slip-up comes nearly a year after Cher's daughter became her son following gender-reassignment surgery.

Of course, trying to remember to use the proper pronoun can also be tricky when talking about the past. For instance, when the Oscar winner recalls a day out with Chaz (then Chastity) from years ago, she says:

"One time, when Chaz was little, we were on a field trip, and she said, 'I'm so pissed off, Mom. You can never not be Cher—we can never just do something."

Meanwhile, Cher, who supported the change, admits it is still one that is sometimes hard to comprehend.

"If I woke up tomorrow in a guy's body, I would just kick and scream and cry and f--king rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am—a girl," Cher says. "I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn't imagine it."

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